Yellow Trout Lily in Bloom, Virginia

This image is from last week during a 6 mile hike up Bull Run. The flowers were out in force, including Virginia Bluebell, Carolina Springbeauty, Violets, Bloodroot, and more. However, my favorite of the bunch would have to be the small and understated Trout Lily. With leaves patterned like a trout's belly, things only get better when you get a chance to see one in bloom. They are generally hard to photograph, as they droop down towards the ground, but if you lay down you are treated to quite a view. I always enjoy seeing them come up after a long winter!

Yellow Trout Lily Flower in Bloom, Virginia, United States.